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  • Michael Moore runs with Joe Biden’s ‘back in chains’ comment

    08/15/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 15, 2012 | Staff
    Michael Moore✔ @MMFlint When our democracy is hijacked by Wall Street, the too-big-to-fail banks and the Koch brothers, then we are ALL in chains. 15 Aug 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Never mind that the White House itself has chosen to double down on Vice President Joe Biden’s comment to a crowd in Virginia Tuesday that a President Mitt Romney would “put y’all back in chains.” Moore, Biden admirer and author of “Stupid White Men,” has deemed the backlash “made-up outrage,” picked up the tasteless metaphor and run with it. Michael Moore✔ @MMFlint When u finish college $100K in debt, YOU...
  • Navy submarine commander relieved of duty a week after taking command

    A week after taking command, the USS Pittsburgh (a fast-attack Los Angeles Class sub), commander was relieved of duties for unspecified allegations of personal misconduct, the Navy announced on Sunday. A spokeswoman said no details will be available. The Navy is investigating.
  • Puppet Man (Craziest Paul Ryan rant yet? You decide)

    08/11/2012 10:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Blog Critics ^ | August 11, 2012 | Pam Messingham
    As I read that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as a running mate, I heard "Puppet Man," by the 5th Dimension, echoing through my head. I wondered if this choice, worse than Palin could even pretend to be, would wake up the 50 percent who chant the "Star Spangled Banner" even though they are clueless as to what that song signifies. I’m sure the tune gets blurred between shouts of Hallelujah and Ave Maria. I have to laugh at this choice. Obviously, Mitt and his puppeteers aren’t concerned with the vote. The majority of independents are lost on Mitt’s choice....
  • Complaint About 'Hooker' Kids Clothes Goes Viral

    08/11/2012 10:17:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Aug 12
    Swedish high street fashion chain Lindex has been hit by an online storm after a woman’s complaint about their “hooker-like” clothing range for young girls went viral. The woman who made the complaint, children’s author Malin Stehn from southern Sweden, posted a message on the Facebook page of Lindex, voicing her disappointment after shopping for her 9-year-old daughter. “I was extremely disappointed by the range. Is it really the wish of the ‘marketers’ (producers and consumers) that nine-year-olds should dress like, excuse the expression, hookers???” The message was posted on Tuesday morning, and has since received over 55,000 likes on...
  • Emma Cowing: Tramp-Stamp Takes on Acceptable Status

    08/11/2012 10:05:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    WHEN I was 17 years old, I got a tattoo. Looking back, I’m not sure I thought it through. Determined my parents shouldn’t find out, I had the offending article inked on to my ankle, thus ushering in a ten-year period during which I only ever appeared in their presence wearing knee length socks or ankle length skirts. I looked like an Amish woman who’d just escaped from a particularly busy threshing season on the farm. Finally, fed up with tripping over my hems and on holiday with my mother in the middle of a hot summer, I came clean,...
  • Is This an NBC Olympic Video, or an Adult Video Preview?

    08/11/2012 10:00:21 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 49 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 08/12/2012
    A producer at NBC recently decided to make a video called "Bodies in Motion", showing off Olympic athlete's bodies in various states of competition. Unfortunatley, the music production department chimed in, adding uber-creepy porn-like music to the clip. Critics slammed the network for what seemed like the blatant sexualization of athletes competing for Olympic gold. NBC promptly pulled the video, but left us wondering - What were they thinking? Via LiveLeak: Someone at NBC Apparently Approved This Creepy, Porny Video of Female Olympians. Have you barfed yet today? Get thee to a drain of some kind before watching this video...
  • Ryan is a good man, but does not redeem the abortionist/homosexualist statist Romney

    08/11/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5,194 replies
    Aug 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Except for his unfortunate go along to get along support of TARP, bailouts, stimulus spending and the increased credit limit, etc, Ryan is a pretty good choice. Probably the best choice of the RINOS that were on Romney's short list. I support Ryan for the vice presidency. Wish he were at the top of the ticket, though. But I still cannot and will not support the grand father of ObamaCare. Romney still loves and brags about his bastard brainchild, RomneyCare, even today when he knows what an anti-liberty socialist POS it is. And the fact that he advocated that abortion...
  • Arizona Tax Defier Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Fraud and Tax Conspiracy

    08/10/2012 10:22:22 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | Friday, August 10, 2012 | Un-Named,
    Office of Public Affairs, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; Richard Kellogg Armstrong, 77, of Prescott, Ariz., was sentenced today to 108 months in prison plus an 660 day prison term and $1,021,500 of fines. Plus $1,678,834 and forfeit, two residences and a personal aircraft. (neither his wife nor dog has been shot) Armstrong was found guilty of one count of mail fraud, eight counts of filing false claims, three counts of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from mail fraud, and one count of conspiracy to defraud + 10 acts of contempt of court. “The sentence in this case demonstrates that...
  • Manuel Castro, Chick-fil-A vandal deserves a reward not criminal charges (Compares to MLK, Jr.)

    08/10/2012 3:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 10, 2012 | Gregory Kelley
    There is a thin line between free speech and criminal action. Actually that line is supposed to be broader than you think. Free speech is protected as long as it is not a lie used with malicious intent or an expression that destroys other people’s property. So, how do you know when you have crossed over from freedom of expression to freedom to be in handcuffs? Ask Manuel Castro. Wait, you don’t know who he is? Of course you do or gay individuals should. He is the guy that wrote the words “TASTE LIKE HATE” all over the Chick-fil-A in...
  • DEA Announces Largest Single U.S. Strike Against Mexican Drug Cartels

    08/08/2012 10:14:57 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Contact: Terri K. Wyatt Special Agent/PIO, (214) 366-6900 ^ | October 22, 2009 | DEA Public Affairs,
    “ATF’s arrest of defendants in Project Coronado highlight the almost inseparable link between illegal trafficking of firearms and narcotics between the U.S. and Mexico,” said ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson. “ATF ... focuses its investigative tools on criminal groups such as La Familia, ... It is alleged that La Familia used proceeds from the sale of drugs to purchase or obtain hundreds of firearms that were then moved illicitly to Mexico.” Project Coronado through OCDETF., (Special Operations Division), DEA, FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Marshals Service and ATF, as well...
  • Why? Why Aurora, Ft. Hood, Gabby Giffords, VA Tech...(Blech!)

    08/07/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | July 24, 2012 | Heather Borden Herve
    Will it ever stop? Not at the rate we’re going. Will it stop with absolutist arguments from either side on the gun debate? Not with the ‘You’ll-only-pry-this-weapon-out-of-my-cold-dead-hands’ mentality nor with the ‘Make-all-guns-illegal' argument either. Why? Why does Aurora happen? What does it say about us as a culture, that this kind of thing happens here? That it happens here more than it happens any other place in the world? We’re not at war at home. We’re not in a place where suicide bombings happen, and we’re not currently engaged in a religious or territorial war within our own borders. Why...
  • Giants Facebook Page Hacked, Calls Chick-fil-A President (Explitive)

    08/05/2012 11:45:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Aug. 3 2012 | Erin Sherbert
    We can only imagine how delighted San Franciscans were yesterday when they learned their hometown baseball team had weighed in on the whole Chick-fil-A flap with this pointed post: SNIP Although we wouldn't put it past the Giants to pop off in defense of gays, this Facebook message, which, by the way got eight likes in a matter of seconds, was nothing but a bored hacker at work. According to sports blogs, the Giants were one of many baseball teams whose Facebook accounts were hacked this week. It all started when the Yankees posted this very surprising message about team...
  • Support Mark Neumann Bus Tour [Tea Party Express: WI and MO]

    08/05/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT · by Syncro · 101 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 5, 2012 | Staff
    Support Mark Neumann Bus Tour Posted on August 5, 2012 August 7th – August 9th, 2012 Day 1: Tuesday, August 7th La Crosse, WI – 2:00-2:45 PMEau Claire, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM Day 2: Wednesday, August 8th Superior, WI – 8:30-9:00 AMWausau, WI – 1:30-2:00 PMMadison, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM Day 3: Thursday, August 9th Milwaukee, WI – 10:00-10:45 AMFond du Lac, WI – 12:45-1:15 PMAppleton, WI – 3:15-3:45 PMGreen Bay/ De Pere, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM  
  • Just a Little Venting

    08/05/2012 6:50:59 PM PDT · by Wharthog1775 · 27 replies
    My head | Wharthog1775
    I know everyone is worked up about the presidential election but let's talk about something else for a moment. Lets talk about citizenship, the 2nd amendment, and the supreme court. Starting with citizenship, why are we born citizens? I think Heinlein had it right. Everyone, even the natural born Americans should have to earn citizenship. Everyone born here should have basic inalienable rights, but they should not be able to vote unless they are a citizen. Military service should guaranty citizenship assuming there was no dishonorable discharge. Otherwise you should have to keep your nose clean graduate high school and...
  • Do we really need to own guns? (Yes, he's serious)

    08/05/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Joseph Cotto
    Following the Aurora shooting, the subject of gun control has returned to our national dialogue. Earlier this week, I wrote about my plan for firearms safety. The article itself was quite popular in terms of readership, but not so much when it came to reader commentary. What I proposed was quite simple; that a thirty day waiting period for firearm sales be mandated by the government. During this time, law enforcement officials would conduct a series of comprehensive background checks on all purchasers. If nothing negative were to turn up, then an individual could retrieve his or her gun after...
  • David Frum: Fried chicken for Jesus

    08/04/2012 10:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 4, 2012 | David Frum
    Welcome to 21st century America, where everybody is a victim. Once upon a time, victim status was the reserved property of a few minority groups. No longer! Americans have opened the doors of self-pity to all. White or black, rich or poor, straight or gay, male or female: all believe themselves uniquely persecuted and oppressed. This July, a humble fried chicken sandwich became the symbol of two competing persecution narratives: gays vs. Christians. The sandwich is made by Chick-Fil-A, a 1,600-store restaurant franchise owned by the billionaire Cathy family of Atlanta, Georgia. The Cathy family have generously supported Christian causes:...
  • Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

    08/04/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 102 replies
    There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn't involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we're looking at you Badminton) - it involves bikinis. Critics are claiming that not only are the women's beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy. Are the Olympics women's beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women's derrieres in...
  • Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

    08/04/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 14 replies
    There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn't involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we're looking at you Badminton) - it involves bikinis. Critics are claiming that not only are the women's beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy. Are the Olympics women's beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women's derrieres in...
  • Networks That Fawned Over Obama's World Tour Mock Romney's International 'Blunders'

    08/03/2012 8:35:19 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 02, 2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Mitt Romney's week-long international trip resulted in unrelentingly negative coverage from the big three broadcast networks, a stark change from the glowing press awarded to then-candidate Barack Obama's world tour in 2008. While "MSM" pr0mod Obama rock star (from the Associated Press: "It's not only Obama's youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic...."), Romney endured a focus on gaffes and the trivial.
  • Re:"Mal and Val - not Ann and the Old Man" Any evidence Valerie Sarruf is Obama's mom? (vanity)

    08/01/2012 11:18:33 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 1,895 replies
    "Meet The Parents....of alias Barack Obama. Black Sunni Muslim father and White Lebanese Christian mother. Born in the ME, raised in Indonesia, became BHO II in 1982." Dr. Ron J. Polland The “Mal-Val” youtube video at the link was posted by FReeper Polarik (Dr. Ron Polland) in August of 2011 and while morphing the image of a woman named “Val” into an image of Obama, he insinuates that “Val” is Obama’s mom. One year later this youtube has only 1,150 views. In July 2012, two FReepers associated the woman, “Val,” in Polarik’s Youtube with Lebanese actress Valerie Sarruf and have...